Comparing policies for children of parents attending hospital emergency departments after intimate partner violence, substance abuse or suicide attempt.

To improve identification of child maltreatment, a new policy (ÔHague protocolÕ) was implemented in hospitals in The Netherlands, stating that adults attending the hospital emergency department after intimate partner violence, substance abuse or a suicide attempt should be asked whether they care for children. If so, these children are referred to the Reporting Center for[…]

Emotion dysregulation and negative affect: association with psychiatric symptoms.

Objective: A growing body of research focuses on the development and correlates of emotion dysregulation, or deficits in the ability to regulate intense and shifting emotional states. Current models of psychopathology have incorporated the construct of emotion dysregulation, suggesting its unique and interactive contributions, along with childhood disruptive experiences and negative affect, in producing symptomatic[…]

The Effectiveness of a Deliberate Self Harm Service

The psychiatric service provided for the assessment of Welsh patients admitted to a district general hospital following deliberate self-harm was evaluated. The service was modified as a result of the findings. A re-evaluation was done one year later to measure the effectiveness of the changes that were made. (14 refs.)

Assessing Perturbation and Suicide in Families

Perturbation refers to a client’s level or degree of emotional pain. Such perturbation has been identified as a critical component in a family member’s suicide ideation. This article describes how to assess perturbation by using scaling questions & how to process the impact of a suicidal family member’s perturbation. (28 refs.)

Changes in Mental Health Policy and Their Influence on Self-Injurious Behaviours in the Israeli Military Prison System

Objective: Self-injurious behaviours (SIBs) are widespread among prisoners and are sometimes classified as potentially calculated acts intended to control others. Access to a psychiatrist may be valued by imprisoned soldiers seeking immediate release from service. The main goal of the study was to assess the effects of a new mental health regulation in the Israel[…]

Nonverbal Communication in Doctor-suicidal Patient Interview (IN: The Hidden Structure of Interaction: From Neurons to Culture Patterns, ed. by L Anolli, S Duncan, M S Magnusson and G Riva)

Psychiatric Aspects of Chronic Exposure to Organophosphates: Diagnosis and Management

For a related article which covers the background to COPIND, please see SIEC #2005-0025

Monitoring of Threatening Experiences in Suicide Attempters: Verbal Reports, Behaviour and Electro Dermal Activity

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Classification of Suicidal Patients: Pilot Test of a New Instrument

The Oregon Experiment (IN: The Case Against Assisted Suicide, ed. by K Foley & H Hendin)